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Back to reality

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We've been in Orlando for just over 2 months and I have to say it's not too bad as I thought it would be to come back to Florida. I still, though, really miss Louisville. I miss my friends, my church, and my life there. I have been thinking about why what wasn't broken had to be fixed. Really, everything was fine, well everything except my husband's career. I'm struggling a little with the changes that are taking place in our lives down here. For example, I think I am the only parent who is not looking forward to school starting. Why? For many reasons, first there's the whole thing of having to get up early, wait make that very early. Then there's the fact that the academy that my son will be attending is half an hour away and I'm not excited about the daily commute. There's the financial factor too, it's really expensive! Oh and did I mention gas? One of the bad things of Orlando is that it's so big and spread out you have to tra

The end of an era

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I felt somewhat nostalgic today as I watched NASA's space program launch the Atlantis shuttle into space for its final mission. It's hard to believe that I am old enough to use the phrase, "it's been 30 years since..." Today, I am living back in Florida and one cool thing about living here is being able to watch the shuttles fly into space right from your own backyard. I've seen the shuttles launch while at work, 400 ft. up in the sky aboard the Sea World Skytower, what a view that was. I also saw one of them come home piggy back on a 747. I've been awaken by many sonic booms rattling my house. One of the first ones I experience abruptly woke me up in panic thinking it was an earthquake. We had recently moved from California and when your house rattles and the ground rumbles it's most likely an earthquake. One of the big things in Central Florida is the Kennedy Space Center, the location of the shuttle launch pad. There you can see space history